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Fringe 2022: Alok Review

A beautifully written, honest performance that holds up a mirror to society and asks profound questions about the human condition.

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Fringe 2022: Awkward Sex Review

You may find Awkward Sex a truly awkward experience.

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Philly Philly Wang Wang review

Beginning by proclaiming bitterly that he is the oldest he has ever been, Phil Wang crafts an hour of comedy with a delicate balance of self-deprecation and self-importance. For example, even after lamenting his ageing and failing body, he proudly explains that his British/Chinese-Malaysian heritage leaves him with the identity of the two majority races, […]

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Neil Delamere: End of Watch

Irish comedy superstar Neil Delamere returns to Edinburgh this Fringe to tell the spectacular story of the time he went to go buy a new watch. As he narrates his encounters in aeroplane duty-free stores, rural pubs, and hard to reach Irish beaches, Delamere proves himself to not only be a riot but a masterful and […]

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Anuvab Pal: Democracy and Dancing Review

Pal begins his set with an over-performed tirade on Britain’s forays in the Indian subcontinent. He diverges from colonialism to Bollywood, which is an interesting but slightly strange segue, by recounting a famous 1980s Bollywood movie, Disco Dancer. Members of the audience are assigned characters from the film, which makes it easy to follow along […]

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Aditi Mittal: Mother of Invention Review

As one of the few female Indian comedians, Aditi Mittal is what she terms herself a “trailblazer”. The hour-long Mother of Invention comedy show is a hilarious recount of Mittal’s experience as a female comedian in India. While highlighting how difficult it is to make a living in a traditionally male-dominated bourgeoning stand-up industry in India, […]

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‘Little else like it’: Jamie Loftus: Boss, Whom is Girl review

Respect is tough to acquire, and businesswomen understand this better than most. Traditionally, success within male-dominated fields has required them to compromise their feminine identity, to sacrifice parts of themselves for access to mainstream success. But Jamie Loftus’ hysterical and off-kilter show is here to correct such systemic discrimination, using a keynote address from her […]

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Titania McGrath: Mxnifesto Review

The ‘‘icon of the woke era’’ Titania McGrath takes to the stage for the first time as she presents herself in human form, venturing away from her world-renowned Twitter account.  The character, created by comedian and journalist Andrew Doyle, is played by Alice Marshall, who bears an odd resemblance to the computer-generated face that forms […]